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Achievement First Boards of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

Achievement First Network Support Board
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board
Achievement First Brooklyn Board
Achievement First Hartford Academy Board
Achievement First Rhode Island Board
Amistad Academy Board
Elm City College Preparatory Board

 

 

 

Achievement First Network Support Board

  • Officers

    • Andrew Boas, Chair
      General Partner, Carl Marks Management Co., LP
      Westport, CT
    • Tony Davis, Treasurer
      Founder and Managing Partner, Inherent Group, LLC
      New York, NY
  • Directors

    • K. Percy Ballah
      Pastor, Impact Center PVD
      Providence, RI
    • Greg Belinfanti
      Senior Managing Director, One Equity Partners
      Brooklyn, NY
    • William R. Berkley
      Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation
      Greenwich, CT
    • William Buck
      Treasurer, The Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
      New York, NY
    • Thomas Lehrman
      Managing Partner, Haystack Partners
      New York, NY
    • John Motley
      Founder and CEO, Motley Consulting
      New Haven, CT
    • Valerie Rockefeller
      Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
      New York, NY
    • Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon
      Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
      Brooklyn, NY
    • Ariela Rozman
      Co-Founder, EdNavigator
      Brooklyn, NY
    • Anthony C. Thompson
      Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law
      New York, NY

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Kalt, Chair
    • Michael Strambler, Vice Chair
    • Rajeev Lakra, Treasurer
    • Marlene Macauda, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Kimberly Bruce
    • Ruben Felipe
    • Debra Hertz
    • Ebrima Jobe
    • Dewey Loselle
    • Shalia Garnett
  • 2021-22 AF Bridgeport Board Meeting Schedule can be found here.

    • The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes| recording
  • 2021-22 AF Bridgeport Finance Committee Meeting Schedule can be found here.

    The next meeting will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting
    agenda | minutes| recording

  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Brooklyn Board

  • Board Trustees

    • Deborah Shanley, Chair
    • Romy Coquillette, Vice Chair
    • Jonathan Atkeson, Treasurer
    • Justin Cohen
    • Theresa Hayes
    • Andy Hubbard
    • Judith Jenkins
    • Christopher Lynch
    • Alison Richardson
    • William Robalino
    • Amy Arthur Samuels
    • Warren Young
    • Kevin Miquelon
    • Rhonda Barros
    • Desiree Dalton
    • Tamika Bradley
  • 2021-22 AF Brooklyn Board Meeting Schedule can be found here.

    • Monday, August 2, 2021, 1:00 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes| recording
    • Archive Agendas and Minutes

      • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

 

  • Committee Meetings

    • Real Estate Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here
      • The next Real Estate Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, September 30th at 1:45 pm:
        agenda | minutes | recording
    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here
      • The next Finance Committee meeting will be held on Monday, September 27th at 1:00 pm
        agenda | minutes | recording
    • Academic Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here
      • The most recent Academic Committee meeting was held on Thursday, September 2nd at 10:00 am:
        agenda | minutes| recording
      • The next Academic Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, November 4th at 9:00 am
        agenda | minutes | recording

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Patsy Mundy, Chair
    • Erwin Hurst, Sr., Vice Chair
    • Bildade Augustin, Treasurer
    • Ja Hannah, Secretary
  • Directors

    • David Dee
    • Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
    • Alice Turner
    • Celina Whitmore
    • Jessica Glover
  • 2021-22 AF Hartford Academy Board Meeting Schedule can be found here

  • Achievement First Hartford Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule can be found here

  • Committee Meetings
    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom / see schedule here
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Rhode Island Board

  • Officers

    • Mayor Jorge Elorza, Chair
    • Ben Smith, Treasurer
    • Reshma Singh, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Maryellen Butke
    • Susan Curtis
    • John Igliozzi
    • Mayor Charles Lombardi
    • Macky McCleary
    • James Wiley
  • 2021-22 AF Rhode Island Board Meeting Schedule can be found here

    • The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  •  Committee Meetings

  • Budget

    • Download the 2019-20 budget here.

Amistad Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Carolyn Greenspan, Chair
    • Patricia B. Sweet, Treasurer
    • Lorraine Gibbons, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Jane Levin
    • Jennifer Alexander
    • Ethan Tyminski
    • Tyra Smallwood
    • Shannelle Whyte
    • Yashira Agosto
  • 2021-22 Amistad Academy Board Meeting Schedule can be found here

    • The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes| recording
  • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule can be found here

  • Additional Committee Meetings

    Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee, Personnel Sub-Committee,
    Monday, September 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm / Zoom meeting
    agenda | minutes| recording

  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting

Elm City College Preparatory Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Ferguson, Chair
    • Julia Halberstam, Vice Chair
    • Laura Saverin, Treasurer
    • Stephanie Ma, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Patric Gregory
    • Prish Pierce
    • LaVonta Bryant
    • Tina Wright
    • Katie Hagen
  • 2021-22 Elm City College Preparatory Board Meeting Schedule can be found here

  • Committee Meetings
  • The next Finance Committee meeting will be held on September 24, 2021, 1:00 pm / Zoom meeting
    agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.